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NMBU’s Education Prize goes to William Warner and the Writing Centre

NMBU’s Education Prize goes to William Warner and the Writing Centre

The Education Prize is awarded biennially by the NMBU University Board.  This year, 100 000 NOK was presented to Bill Warner at the matriculation ceremony for new students.

CERAD director awarded with the title of the Honorary Professor

CERAD director awarded with the title of the Honorary Professor

Professor of Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Director of the Centre for Environmental Radioactivity, Academician of Norwegian Academy of Sciences Brit Salbu was awarded with the title of the Honorary Professor of National University of Life and Environmental Sciences, Ukraine.

Mother bear uses human shields

Mother bear uses human shields

For a mother brown bear in Scandinavia, few sights are as terrifying as a strange male. A new study suggests that smart mama bears have found a surprising way to protect their young. To shield her cubs, mom just has to raise them near an adult bear’s number one enemy: humans.

Pitted paddles for the pellets is history, gentle touch is the new saying

Pitted paddles for the pellets is history, gentle touch is the new saying

Take one inventive head, add one cement mixer, and then fish farmers and feed producers can save money as well as labour.

Developed genomic selection – honoured with prestigious award

Developed genomic selection – honoured with prestigious award

NMBU-professor Theo Meuwissen has had a major impact on the genetic improvement of livestock and crops. On May 1st he receives the John J. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science in Washington DC.

Small-scale biorefinery ready for trials

Small-scale biorefinery ready for trials

Processing technology is essential to develop novel feeds. Kiira Vuoristo has been responsible for developing NMBU’s new fermentation platform. “The platform is ready to be implemented and we can soon start our first trial”, she says.

The companion dog – a life with defects and diseases

The companion dog – a life with defects and diseases

Many companion dogs are bred for a life with genetic defects and illnesses due to breed standards not compatible with a functional exterior.

NMBU-researchers have developed new model for vaccine trials in tilapia

NMBU-researchers have developed new model for vaccine trials in tilapia

“As far as we know, vaccine trials on tilapia have never been conducted in Norway before,” said the researcher primarily involved in the development of the new model.

NMBU-researcher makes new discoveries concerning gut flora and health

NMBU-researcher makes new discoveries concerning gut flora and health

New model for animal experiments could be crucial to our understanding of human health.

"Al-Shabaab will destroy the peace"

"Al-Shabaab will destroy the peace"

Stig Jarle Hansen talks to NRK about last night's attacks at Lido Beach in Mogadishu in which at least 17 were killed. Hansen was at Lido Beach just 3 days ago.  

Many dogs have rat poison in their bodies

Many dogs have rat poison in their bodies

Studies conducted at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences show that one in five dogs has rat poison in its body.

Aim to educate the best water engineers

Aim to educate the best water engineers

Clean Norwegian drinking water should not be taken for granted. Climate change will make access to and use of water increasingly more important. Students must face this future with the required expertise.

Pork ribs get greener

Pork ribs get greener

Imported soya is used as one of the major protein sources in diets for pigs. But now pigs will become more environmentally friendly.

Taking charge of flood water

Taking charge of flood water

In the years ahead, more and heavier rain will fall. Researchers are working on innovative solutions that will save both money and the environment.

Peace through education

Peace through education

A NORHED project at NMBU, 'Democratic and economic governance and peace building in South Sudan and Ethiopia' works with the University of Juba. Two of the project's PhD students are currently at Noragric.

Detecting heart attacks in advance

Detecting heart attacks in advance

Imagine if a developing heart attack could be detected by combining ECGs with mathematical calculations. 

Using constructed wetlands to treat wastewater in Nepal

Using constructed wetlands to treat wastewater in Nepal

Constructed wetlands provide a cheap purification method suitable for use in cities.

Terrorist attack in Paris

Terrorist attack in Paris

 It is with great horror that we again learn of terrorist attacks in France and Paris. NMBU wishes to express our deepest sympathies to our 42 French students, employees and your families.

 

Salmon puberty gene discovered

Salmon puberty gene discovered

Researchers have discovered that a specific gene plays a very important role in determining whether a salmon returns to spawn as a large or small salmon. They identified the gene and revealed its secret.

Partners ready for Foods of Norway

Partners ready for Foods of Norway

September marks the official opening of Foods of Norway where researchers and industry partners will collaborate on how Norway’s extensive bioresources can provide a basis for novel feed ingredients. 

NMBU wants to help!

NMBU wants to help!

NMBU has launched a campaign in support of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). The goal is to collect 150,000 NOK over the course of two months. Please help us in showing our support to refugees!

Chinese boycott of Norwegian salmon industry unsuccessful

Chinese boycott of Norwegian salmon industry unsuccessful

China's boycott of Norwegian salmon has affected Chinese consumers more than Norwegian salmon exporters.

NMBU Researcher winner of the Queen’s Award

NMBU Researcher winner of the Queen’s Award

Associate professor Douglas Sheil was June the 3rd given the Queen’s Award for Forestry for his extensive scientific work on forest management and conservation.

Urban birds are not smarter than birds living in the countryside

Urban birds are not smarter than birds living in the countryside

Bird species living in Oslo does not have bigger brains than species that prefer the countryside.

Does money make us happier?

Does money make us happier?

Surprisingly, the difference between poor and rich is not that great when it comes to happiness.

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